HOPE SPRINGS (12A)
Arnold Soames (Tommy Lee Jones) and his wife Kay (Meryl Streep) celebrate their latest wedding anniversary by buying each other cable television subscriptions.
The couple’s children Brad (Ben Rappaport) and Molly (Marin Ireland) sense all is not well, but Arnold appears unconcerned, content to stick to the same routines and sleep in a separate room to his wife. Kay is deeply unhappy. “When was the last time you touched me that wasn’t for a picture?” she tearfully asks her spouse. In desperation, Kay uses her savings to buy a series of intensive couples counselling sessions with Dr Bernie Feld (Steve Carell), who runs the courses from his offices in coastal Maine.
General release, various cinemas, times and prices
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
Cameron Mackintosh presents a spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera..
The Edinburgh Playhouse, Greenside Place, 7.30pm, £19.50–£56, 0844-871 3014
THE THURSDAY SHOW
With Dan Nightingale, Brendan Riley, Elaine Malcolmson and host Joe Heenan.
The Stand, York Place, 9pm, £8 (£7; members £4), 0131-558 7272
THE GUID SISTERS
Scots translation of the original Québecois play Les Belles-soeurs.
Royal Lyceum Theatre, Grindlay Street, 7.45pm, £14.50–£29, 0131-248 4848
Sixties-influenced indie sounds from The Moons, with support from Last Minute Glory and Modern Faces.
The Caves, Niddry Street, 7.30pm, £7, 0131-557 8989